Backtracks: She Is – Clazziquai Project


This was an interesting conversation between my friend and her high school Kpop fan student.

Kpop Fan Student: Teacher, do you like Kpop?
My friend: Of course I do!
Kpop Fan Student: Really? Who is your favorite girl group?
My Friend (in a very excited tone): I love 2NE1 and 4Minute!!!
Kpop Fan Student: 4 what? 2NE who? Teacher, who are they?

When I heard this from my friend, I was shookd! (You have to understand, I’m an unnie Kpop fan and am proud of it!) This anecdote made me realize that there are lot of Kpop fans who do not know a lot of the old Kpop songs. Well – it’s been 10 years since 2ne1 and 4minute debuted – and they’ve since disbanded.

So we – pinayunnies – have decided to make Backtracks a staple of the blog. In the past – Backtracks was published whenever we feel like it, this time we are going to make it (and we really hope we can do this!) a weekly article. Backtracks will introduce Asian songs (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Filipino) from the past to all Asian fans.

It wasn’t hard to decide the song I am publishing this week because it has always been a personal favorite of mine. It’s called She Is by Clazziquai.

If you have seen the drama My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, I’m sure you’ve heard of this song. It’s part of the drama’s OST – along with another Clazziquai song, Be My Love. This drama might be considered a bit old fashioned compared to those today – but it’s one of the classics I recommend you to watch. If you’re contemplating on watching it, here’s a recommendation post I made. If you’re a Daniel Henney (yes that Asian guy from Criminal Minds) watch this! He’s so swoon worthy in this drama.

Clazziquai 클래지콰이 (aka Clazziquai Project 클래지콰이 프로젝) on the other hand is an electropop band in Korea. To me I wouldn’t really consider them Kpop – because their music is a bit different. This was the song that introduced me to them and I have been a huge fan since then.

I think I’ve blabbered too much – here’s the lyrics to She Is by Clazziquai.

She Is – Romanization

Sumgyeowatdeon naui sujubeun ma-eum modu nege julke
Chaga-un nareul umjigineun neoui miso
Dachyeo-itdeon naui eodu-on ma-eum modu nege yeolke
Jidokhan nege uimireul jun neoui sarang

Cheo-eumen al su eobdeon neomanui hyang-giga neukyeojyeo
Shigani heureulsurok naneun byeonhago byeonhane

O nae sesang gadeuk bicheul naerigo
She is the girl What she is the one
Modeun geon neoro-inae byeonhae

Sumgyeowatdeon naui sujubeun ma-eum modu nege julke
Chaga-un nareul umjigineun neoui miso

Gonna gonna give my love to you
Gonna gonna give my love to you (2x)

Cheo-eumen al su eobdeon neomanui hyang-giga neukyeojyeo
Sesang-eun nega isseo byeonhae, Let it change

Dachyeo-itdeon naui eodu-on ma-eum modu nege yeolke
Jidokhan naege uimireul jun neoui sarang

Sumgyeowatdeon naui sujubeun ma-eum modu nege julke
Chaga-un nareul umjigineun neoui miso

Dachyeo-itdeon naui eodu-on ma-eum modu nege yeolke
Jidokhan naege uimireul jun neoui sarang
Chaga-un naege ongireul jun neoui miso..

She Is – Translation

I’ll give you the nervous feelings I’ve hidden
Your beauty moved my coldness
I’ll open up my tightly shut feelings to you
Your love gave your strong personality a purpose

I didn’t at first, but now I can feel your presence
As time passes, I’m changing more and more

Oh this world shines down bright light
She is the girl What she is the one
Everything changes for you

I’ll give you the nervous feelings I’ve hidden
Your beauty moved my coldness

Gonna gonna give my love to you
Gonna gonna give my love to you (2x)

I didn’t at first, but now I can feel your presence
The world only changes with you in it, Let it change

I’ll open up my tightly shut feelings to you
Your love gave your strong personality a purpose

I’ll give you the nervous feelings I’ve hidden
Your beauty moved my coldness

I’ll open up my tightly shut feelings to you
Your love gave your strong personality a purpose
Your beauty moved my coldness..

She Is – Hangeul

숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게
차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소
닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
지독한 네게 의미를 준 너의 사랑

처음엔 알 수 없던 너만의 향기가 느껴져
시간이 흐를수록 나는 변하고 변하네

오 내 세상 가득 빛을 내리고
She is the girl What she is the one
모든 건 너로인해 변해

숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게
차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소

Gonna gonna give my love to you
Gonna gonna give my love to you (2x)

처음엔 알 수 없던 너만의 향기가 느껴져
세상은 네가 있어 변해, Let it change

닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑

숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게
차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소

닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑
차가운 내게 온기를 준 너의 미소..

 

See you in the next backtrack post!

Romanization done by chipskjaa@pinayunnies. Please credit when copying it. thanks 고마워요 🙂
credits: MBCkpop@youtube + Clazziquai project @bandcamp + aheeyah @soompi + as tagged

– chipskjaa (“,)

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